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Beliefs in Chinese culture  

Kwok Leung

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2012
The study of beliefs is important because in addition to values, norms, and personality, beliefs are a major antecedent of social behaviours. This article provides an update of the study ... More

Chinese children learning mathematics: from home to school  

Yu-Jing Ni, Ming Ming Chiu, and Zi-Juan Cheng

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2012
Chinese students have excelled in many international assessments of mathematics achievement (e.g. Programme for International Student Assessment [PISA] and the Third International ... More

Chinese consumer behavior: the effects of content, process, and language  

Robert S. Wyer Jr. and Jiewen Hong

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the psychology of Chinese consumer behaviour. It reviews the ‘content’ of Chinese culture and its implications for consumer behaviour, focusing on the norms, ... More

How Can We Study Interactions Mediated by Money as a Cultural Tool: From the Perspectives of “Cultural Psychology of Differences” as a Dialogical Method  

Toshiya Yamamoto, Noboru Takahashi, Tatsuya Sato, Kazuko Takeo, Seonah Oh, and Chengnan Pian

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
Money is usually seen to be exchanged with anything that has an equivalent exchange value in the society in which a market economy prevails. When we define economic activity in the ... More

Moods of Energy and Tension That Motivate  

Robert E. Thayer

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
Moods are perfect barometers of physiological and psychological functioning. Two biopsychological dimensions, Energetic and Tense Arousal, are keys to understanding moods. These dimensions ... More

Narrative Scenarios: Toward a Culturally Thick Notion of Narrative  

Jens Brockmeier

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May 2012
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Nov 2012
This chapter investigates the role of narrative in the relationship between individuals and their cultural worlds. Drawing on assumptions of interpretive cultural psychology and a ... More

Positive Psychology on Campus  

Laurie A. Schreiner, Eileen Hulme, Roderick Hetzel, and Shane J. Lopez

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
This chapter synthesizes the research from positive psychology on fulfilled individuals and thriving communities with the research from higher education on student success and ... More

Positive Schools  

E. Scott Huebner, Rich Gilman, Amy L. Reschly, and Russell Hall

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
This chapter defines positive schools as ones in which students experience predominantly positive subjective well-being in the form of positive emotions and positive attitudes toward ... More

Psychology of Women  

Florence Denmark and Michele Paludi

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Aug 2015
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Aug 2015
The field of the psychology of women has its roots in the functionalist movement of studies of sex differences. There was no separate field of study known as the psychology of women during ... More

School Environments  

Henry Sanoff and Rotraut Walden

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Education reform has focused primarily on teaching methods and course content. As a result instructional materials have been updated and instructional methods improved. However, what has ... More

Strategies and Resources for Teaching Psychology of Religion  

Michael E. Nielsen and Christopher F. Silver

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Aug 2015
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Jan 2015
The psychology of religion course can play an important role in the psychology curriculum, as the material in the course spans the discipline from biological to social factors. In this ... More

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